actual authority

Definition of "actual authority"
  1. The power or permission genuinely given by one person (principal) to another (agent)
How to use "actual authority" in a sentence
  1. The real estate broker had the actual authority to sell the house on behalf of the homeowner.
  2. The manager was fired because they overstepped their actual authority and made decisions they were not allowed to.
  3. To avoid confusion, the business owner clearly outlined the actual authority granted to each employee.

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